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that government investment and flood defenses has fallen. in the light of this an event we have seen, does the prime minister think it's right to revisit the plan for investment and flood defense? >> we will look very carefully at the plan for flood defenses but, of course, without spending figures all the way out to 2020, not all of which are fully committed which are major investments in budget defenses but i said two weeks ago as the waters reside and as a bea and others can look at what happened, we can review and see what new measures might be necessary. let me just repeat the point that in his four-year period and, indeed, in this parliament overall spending on flood defense has gone up. >> mr. speaker, i'm afraid the figures the primus is quoting are phony and i believe he knows this. [shouting] this is what the uk -- this is what the uk statistical process i know they don't want to hear. they say this, government funding for flood defenses were lower in both nominal and real terms during the current period than since the last. the only way you claim otherwise is by ignoring inflati
minister david cameron answered questions wednesday on funding for flood defense, unemployment and cuts to the u.k.'s defense programs. from london, this is just over 30 minutes. >> questions for the prime minister. >> question number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and according to my duties, i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i think we should also congratulate on his tremendous win in that winter olympics. it was announced a bonuses of 2.3 billion pounds. 140% pay rise for the chief executive. when ordinary families face a cost-of-living crisis. isn't it time for this government to listen to labor to get our young people back to work? >> i congratulate the olympic team for the best metal performance since 1924 at a winter's game. it was a huge honor to welcome them. we had an explanation of the task of the skeleton bobsledding and indeed curling. congratulation goes to everyone involved and all those who helped to train them. on the issue of bank bonuses -- they are well do
said the government investment in flood defenses -- in the likes of this, does the prime minister think it is right to revisit the plan for investment in flood defense? >> we will look carefully at the plans. we have set out spending figures all the way out through 2020, not all of which are fully committed. i said two weeks ago as the waters reside and has that ea and others can look at what happened, we can review and see what you measures might be necessary. let me repeat the point that this four year period in this parliament, overall spending has gone up. i'm afraid that figures he is quoting is phony and i believe he meant it. this is why that u.k. statistical authority -- they say this -- government-funded for flood defenses is nominal and real terms during the current spending periods. the only way to claim otherwise is ignoring inflation and claiming credit that others spend. why won't the administrator admit it? he has been called out. you look at 2010 when i became prime minister through 2014, the spending has been 2.4 billion more than the 2.2 billion in the previous four ye
and nothing happened. so the russian defense ministry said it didn't issue such an ultimatum, but the ukrainian defense forces said that they definitely received it. and journalists did report witnessing that ultimatum being handed to them. so, it's not quite clear who exactly is threatening whom, but the situation, you know, remains such that everyone is waiting for russia to play its hand and attack or not attack. >> what -- people in the area want or thinks, not the military but the people. >> i think ethnic russian community in crimea, which is the majority of the population on the peninsula, they are content to have the russian troops here protecting them from the new government that came to power in last month's revolution. however, they do not want any blood to be spilled. i think the minute that russia attacks any of the bases or kills any ukrainian servicemen, they will lose the support of the local population definitely. >> simon, if you will stand by, we will get back to you little later in the hour. thank you, simon. >> thank you. >> what should the united states
, including defense exports. we had a very good progress with the order which will secure and shape our jobs in his constituency. and, frankly, i was criticized by the party opposite for taking defense contractors on trade missions overseas. they don't think it's appropriate i think it is appropriate. i think we should be standing up for defense industry and defensive jobs. >> will the prime minister ended speculation over the future of the hunting act by confirming that he doesn't intend to use a statutory to repay or remember the act live removing the limits on the number of dogs that can be used? >> well, this will quite probably be a matter for the house of commons, as he will know what has happened is a group of welsh and other members of parliament have looked at a particular problem of pest control in upland areas of whales and other parts of the country. they are making a proposal. the proposal will be properly examined by the department and and and the house of commons will be able to decide. >> thank you, mr. speaker. further to my honorable friend's question and during national ap
abandoned our missile defense agreements with them to protect europe from a rogue missile coming out of the mideast. russia backed obama down. if i were president obama, i would re-engage poland and the czech republic regarding missile defense. i would admit georgia to nato. i'd have a larger military presence in the balkans to nato members who are threatened by russia. i would fly the nato flag as strongly as i could around putin. i would suspend his membership in the g-8. become the g-7. the g-20 would become the g-19 at least for a year. every day he stays in the ukraine i would add to it. >> senator durbin, first to the question of why would putin care about this condemnation? he is much more interested in crimea than he is about what the united states thinks about him. >> candy, vladimir putin and the russians just spent $50 billion on this sochi charm offensive to try to redefine russia in the 21st century. that sochi charm offensive died on the streets of sevastopol. when he moved in thousands of troops days after the closing ceremony. he is trying to have it both ways. he wan
by russia's defense minister who said it has nothing to do with ukraine. it's russia's forces going through an u unannounced test, basically making sure that the army, the navy, and the air force can react to any perceived threats as quickly as they should be able to. now they did say that the black sea fleet, which is based in crimea in ukraine is being adequately protected, and the fleet is being bumped up a bit, which is probably what you would expect for any country with overseas military assets near a country going through a revolution at the moment. although they have said that the military drills have nothing to do with what is going on in ukraine, there are probably people who are very high up in the defense ministry and russian government as well who are thinking that reminding russia's neighbors and it's rivals of russian military might at a time when it's influence in central and eastern europe has taken a big dent recently is certainly no bad to do from a russian geopolitical perspective. >> getlet's go to tim friend who has the latest from kiev. we understand that it's a novel
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stationed on the peninsula have joined local defense grapes. we'd like to thank the officers his jc to bait the orders of the digits and although it's nice. this is a truly historic day. the system from here the spreading across the south east of ukraine the protests of the thousands that is against the far right nationalist taking up alot of syndicate and as we seldom use diplomatic sword planting but as with the united states is deadly clashes in caracas and beyond. see washington accused of shooting the trouble. and it was a true christian creed patrols the streets of london. maybe it was held to aggressive islam the kitchen the local community has paid its actually something religious base stories and the lake this is the week the bomb on the international. he can wander of ukraine's naval forces has pledged his allegiance to the crimean people. it follows reports that ukrainian troops stationed in the peninsula but either quitting would jointly court defense groups on less effectively putting the authorities in crimea the tantric buddies were freshman has more. on sunday the challenge
. they are willing to switch sides. ukraine cost millions -- ministry of defense has denied those reports. they might follow the example of the navy commander. >> you are at the scene of the standoff. what can you tell us about what you saw? situation can be described as a war of nerves. it is between russian soldiers and the ukrainian forces. the russians have brought dozens of military vehicles. there at the ukrainian army base. they are there to stay. on the other side, isaiah ukrainian soldiers and many of them were very young and ill-equipped. they were not very experienced. they were standing behind gates and looking at the russian troops. my impression is that ukrainian soldiers were scared. they were frightened. >> thank you for joining us. thank you for that report. pressure is mounting from the west. john kerry called the russian military an incredible act of aggression. he warned moscow that they could lose their membership in the group of eight nations. they may have economics options -- sanctions. there was a crisis meeting in brussels. -- heto chief warned that urged russia to stop its
heard it again today from the russian defense minister. he maintained that no, there are no russian soldiers occupying crimea as it stands. they maintain this position that they say it is local self-defense teams, local militias, and we only know on the ground what we see and what our own cfn teams have seen. there's some local militias but undoubtedly russian soldiers. not wearing the insignia but heavily armed, driving armored vehicles, some of those vehicles have russian registration plates. very difficult to see how negotiations can proceed when the russian position is just that they have not begun any occupation of ukrainian territory. >> phil black in moscow. as we mentioned at the top of the hour, russia is due to take part in nato's discussion of the cries in ukraine. john kerry is due to meet with his russian counterpart. kerry lamented russian's absence ever his counterparts from great britain and ukraine. >> we have our friends from ukraine and great britain, partners in the budapest agreement of 1994. we're missing one member, hopefully meet this afternoon with that indi
says troops in crimea are not under direct moscow control. >> if these are the forces of self-defense that were created by the residents of crimea. we did not order them. they didn't get any orders from us. >> reporter: i'm tim willcox live in kiev on independence square. at the heart of this crisis in ukraine. >>> also in the program, a third of all women in europe have been physically or sexually abused. the most e tensive survey of its kind also reveals one in 20 women say they've been raped. >>> the smog that's choking china, the country's prime minister blames it on inefficient and blind development. >>> also in the program, aaron is here looking at more of those challenges facing beijing. >> it's all about steering the world's second largest economy in the right direction. leaders are talking a leaner, cleaner growth tackling everything from smoke to corruption. beijing is also throwing more money at its military making the chinese defense budget now the second biggest in the world. >>> good to have you with us here on gmt. midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in london, 1:00 p.m. in par
troops back. foreign minister sergey lavrov say the pro-russian griewpts are quote self-defense forces and they do not answer to moscow. he made the remarks in madrid. he says russian naval personnel are in their normal deployment. we have seen those ships off of the coast. kerry laughed when he heard this at the news conference that they are claiming they have no control over these russian troops that are really pressing back against the ukrainian troops. gregg: some of their armored vehicles have russian insignias identifying them as russian even though they are dressed in dark outfits with no other indication. back to our top story. we are waiting to see if former irs official lois lerner will testify in a house oversight hearing on the targeting of organizations by the irs. back in may of last year she famously invoked her fifth amendment rights not to talk. let many get to our chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel. any independent casings what she is going to do? i suppose there are several options. >> reporter: darrell issa and the attorney for lois lerner have been talk
defense minister and defense ministers are due to the post revolutionary ukraine in one piece a message for alarm but we did hear from honduras of rocks missing the nato secretary general urged russia not to do anything that would quote escalate tension or weakness understanding. he later told a meeting of the nato ukraine commission which is presently i'm having a get together in brussels that the latest developments in the crimea were dangerous and irresponsible he did go on to also call on kiev authorities to me that country forward in what he called an inclusive political process the polish foreign minister also short of alarm over the developments in that part of ukraine referring to the seizure of government buildings is a quote very dangerous game to push the new german defense minister also bring in at her very first nato summit let's take a listen to what she had to say the situation in the ukraine were taken in the ukrainian fills us with great concern it is of the utmost importance that we prevent a breakup of the ukraine and special forces in the country are strengthened. so
in the crimea proposed dangerous and irresponsible also raising the alarm. the new german defense minister now she waited at her very first nato summit in brussels. take a quick lesson. the situation in the ukraine were taken in the ukrainian fills us with great concern. it is of the utmost importance that we prevent the breakup of the ukraine and special forces in the country are strengthened so was concern about da whether ukraine remains in one piece are not the russian foreign ministry meanwhile issuing a statement in response all this saying that the nato defense ministers were sending equal to the wrong signal in their statements urging all sides to refrain from making what moscow referred to as provocative statements. this alarm not just coming from the nato ministers but reflected in the western press as well the news has certainly made front page headlines when a lot of speculation that moscow's decision to hold military drills is linked somehow to be addressed. that notion which the russian defense minister sergei should build disputed that saying that the emergency military drills w
the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the north. and then, over here at this gate that leads out of the airport, a man who professes to be a local from simferopol who is volunteering, with volunteer equipment, things that belong to himself, but one difference you might notice here, see the brand-new scotch tape on the fence post here holding up what is a brand-new russian flag. the changes are subtle. they are not in any way oppressive. but they're here. >> i saw the victims for the first time in my life and i was scared. >> she grew up here. last week when the russians arrived, she was frightened. >> i thought that it was the beginning of maybe war and an expec
by ukraine's riot police. she is a member of one of the self defense unit that are protecting the square. >> the image i will never forget are the faces of friends facing riot police. we were a small group and the police three times bigger. we had no weapons, just stones and molotov cocktails. i didn't think the police would kill ukrainians. >> victoria was wounded when a hand grenade handed next to her. now that yanukovych is gone, ukrainians are getting to know more on the men victoria helped to overthrow. >> just before leaving, the aid threw the documents in the river. there are still people diving in the freezing cold water trying to retrieve every single document they can. >> about 40,000 documents have been moved to a guest house by a group of ukrainian journalists who are sifting through them and making them available on line for everyone to see. many more are still drying in the sauna. some of the documents reveal a lavish lifestyle and a taste for expensive furniture. others detail transbackses through a web of shadow companies and a bank belonging to yanukovych's son, alexande
's defense budget is about 18 times that of ukraine but nato should restart talks on providing assurances to countries like poland including perhaps building the missile defense system that was abandoned. in economic terms, washington and the eu should consider sanctions that would be effective. ones targeted specifically at individuals who could be held responsible for acts of aggression against ukraine. washington cannot stop vladimir putin as he creates facts on the ground in crimea. but step back and consider what a strategic disaster this is for him. ukraine has slipped out of russia's orbit and most of the population there is going to be hostile toward russia for generations. countries like poland that had eased up relations with moscow will view it with great suspicion. all european countries will put their relations with russia under review. even china will surely oppose the brazen violation of national sovereignty, something beijing has is always concerned about. within russia people have seen that putin is terrified of a democracy movement and will brutally oppose it, not really
between russia and the united states over things like syria, edward snowden and missile defense got a lot worse now over ukraine. craig? >> those winter olympics seem like they happened so, so long ago now. nbc's jim maceda for us in moscow, jim, thank you. let's turn now to nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, who's in crimea. >> reporter: the crisis here in crimea is deepening. but so, too, worries of an imminent russian takeover. we have seen russian boots on the ground here today, well-armed, well-disciplined men ringing key sites. they're at the interior ministry with rocket-propelled grenades. they're ringing crimea's parliament, machine guns on the ground in a show of force and they're also at crimea's main military airport. there overnight, up to a dozen russian aleutian transport planes brought in, including russian attack helicopters. ukraine's defense minister says around 6,000 additional russian troops have arrived. no confirmation of that. he calls it an invasion, whether you agree with that word or not, it certainly is an intervention. and the new ukrainian -- untes
ryan is a former defense attache in moscow. and director for defense at the belfer center for science and international affairs at harford university, and william taylor, former ambassador to ukraine in 2006 and 2009. he's working at the university any of peace. >> russians are a significant player in hot spots around the world, syria, iran and afghanistan. geopolitically we need russia's collaboration. what does the worsening collaboration mean for the u.s.? >> i question whether we need russia's collaboration. it's not clear they've been helpful in afghanistan, or they've done anything extraordinary on the iranian negotiations or anything helpful in syria - if anything, the opposite. we don't have to worry that much about offending russia. we should focus on ukraine. the russians have a direct threat. we have interests there, that's the reason we should be focussed. russia's obinstructionism caused us to have little progress. don't we need them to improve matters? >> i don't think we have to sacrifice ukraine to change their behaviour, which is not helpful under the current circumst
're not russian forces but in his words local self defense teams. very well prepared local self defense teams. he says he was asked about the uniforms and he said these are things you can pick up in shops across states that used to belong to the soef yviet unions. he was pressed were russians part of this and he said no. this fits the narrative that what you're seeing there is local homegrown grassroots rejection of what's going on in kiev, the change of government there. vladimir putin talked about the need to respect crimeans' right to determine their own destiny, basically. in the near future they're planning to hold a referendum to vote and whether or not they should seek greater independence from ukraine. >> and, phil, what did he say about ukraine's new leaders as well as the whereabouts of the ousted president, viktor yanukovych? >> reporter: well, he said the new leadership of ukraine seized power through an illegal coup. take a listen. >> translator: as to the -- whether this current authority are legitimate, partly yes, but the rest of them are not. the executive -- the acting president
the borders with russia reports on what it is the crimean sunset afraid. my knee and he's on the defensive. many decent honest republicans southern ukraine. appealing to many stately and make corrections here's what's happened yet its quiet way of life. if you want peace prepare for war. the crying meander on to roads connecting the peninsula to the mainland here and here this is one of them. says rising political sake of the content into a small undesirable forces from the north. the fear that ukrainian fascists the country's own to nationalists writes that the group helped topple president in the. now many crimean so worried that such meticulous want to come and open pandora's box. what you will. we want peace in our country who don't know what was happening to you don't want to be with more cocktail or shot or killed me. if this is the one to coexist peacefully. we are ready but apparently they don't seem unreasonable and teams stand shoulder to shoulder with professional officers including members of the special police unit which was disbanded by the end their mission is to lead an ant
a site near the border with south korea. that's according to south korea's defense ministry. the north has fired short-range missiles into the sea of japan in the past during military exercises. >>> this morning, millions of you in the west are facing back-to-back winter storms. rain is falling across california, but a more powerful storm is on the way. it could unleash dangerous mudslides and flooding. kara finnstrom is in the san gabriel valley city of glendora east of los angeles. kara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to everyone here in the west. here in california, when it rains it pours. you can see some of the thousands of sandbags behind me here, which have been made for residents who are shoring up their homes. glendora was recently hit by a wildfire, and so, this area is particularly vulnerable right now to mudslides and to flooding. so residents here getting ready for that. they say they are preparing as best they can. the first of two california storms hit san francisco wednesday, soaking the bay area with as much as 2 inches of rain before heading
that the pentagon and the joint chiefs, the secretary of defense right now are going through all the scenarios and the options for the use of force. clearly, it's premature for us to even talk about the use of force. however, it is a possible outcome and needs to be planned, and it is what i would describe very robust detail. so a lot of options are out there. clearly, the united states as a first order would have to have what's known as a command and control type capability so if a decision was made to apply force, it's going to be a joint force. all the services and the different combat and commands will be involved and it will require some element that will allow you to tie it all together. that's taking place right now in terms of discussions in what's known as warning orders, in order to posture us, to make sure we're prepared. but all this is premature because there are other elements of power that have to be addressed and have to be exhausted. if the united states has declared and determined that this is in their national interest to get involved in some way, or to simply allow this to
of the national defense council. and i spoke to one of the representatives of that council, deputy summer somer about the intentions of the russians. let's just listen in to what she thought. >> we understand that this is main goal of the russian army to -- ukrainian army to have its own country. but just now, we don't have any cases with -- where our on -- >> do you fear that there's going to be an escalation of the conflict area outside of crimea to, perhaps, eastern ukraine, for instance, which has a lot of russian support, we're told? >> so dangerous of escalation is very high. but ukrainian government try to keep the situation and our message for all ukrainian army to give the people. we understand that we are doing everything without armed forces. >> do you consider russian actions so far to be a declaration of war by russians on ukraine? >> yes. we can see the decision of the russian parliament and we can see act on the ukrainian territory in crimea. >> what they're saying here is the actions on the ground that have been a declaration of war. we've had a mobilization of regular forces, a
and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine. the idea is to ease concerns after president putin indicated he was worried about those in ukraine. an excuse very few in washington are buying. >> we don't accept anything that president putin said as fact about why they had to protect the so-called ethnic minority in crimea. the other reasons that the russians have laid out as to why they took the action they did. >> joining me now foreign affairs reporter from paris is traveling with secretary kerry and as well joined by the chief national security correspondent. to you first. we know that kerry has spoken to russia's foreign minster. do we have any details about that meeting
." the press secretary to the defense security. democratic line. mark inmove on to michigan. serious things to talk about. independent line. caller: good morning. good morning america. you know what is going on in ukraine? chris explains it very well. there is a mass extinction underway. the wealthiest of our societies around the world have taken over government, they have taken over military, and in order to slow down this, they are eradicating poverty. host: thank you for the call. some photographs yesterday -- this is from crimea. some of those russian flags appearing. crimea accounts for 10% of the total land mass of ukraine. a country over 40 million people. mitch joins us from tennessee. good morning. caller: hello? host: you are on their. -- the air. caller: putin is afraid of what is happening in crimea and what will happen in his country. there is going to be a civil war there. he does not want this to happen in his country, because then he will be live on tv, killing protesters. it will be a big mess. that is already what is happening in crimea. he is just afraid that if they do n
and done for moscow to make this a lot of the moscow based council on foreign and defense policy thank you for joining us again. the postman pat today we can join the conversation on facebook and twitter are packed and two for today. let's go straight to the crimean the province there in the capital and douglas herbert of what is the latest at this point. ok one thing us why if you're not an ethnic russian or you're not a russian speaker. it's a pretty intimidating mood tonight you know one of the walking too much around the streets at least in the center of central pole essentially right now rusted phones the russian speakers up and dominate today are in control of the center of the city in control in the sense that you do not see any ukrainian from the street i've not seen any top cars on the streets which we saw thousands of them yesterday during those of skirmishes and from the parliament they've been practically invisible from the center of the city. we've had in their places to wrap it to a large contingent of russian speakers to writing from various parts of this province of crimea
commander-in-chief, and he has demanded that all military units not obey the kiev defense ministry, not to use their weapons, but to follow only his orders. so it's clear that what has been happening today, this encirclement of ukrainian military installations by russian forces appears to have enabled a bloodless power take over here in crimea. and it's one of two things now, it is either a breakaway crimean peninsula, a breakaway region of ukraine, or quite simply a russian protector at. >> all right, let's leave it there. robin. a quick reminder, the crisis and what we started seeing four months ago. that's when protesters turned out in the center of kiev. many are still there now. that was then after the venture president back you had out of ideal with the e.u. instead took a $15 billion loan from russia to help his struggle economy then he was forced out-us job after his allies deserted him. now this trouble in the crimea region it's part of ukraine but the majority of its population are ethnic russian. the russian president vladimir putin says he's protecting them that's led u
an occupation when these are self-defense forces? these are not russian." that really dampened hopes of any meaningful progress. at least they've talked, and at least it has gone on longer than we thought. the other big news, of course, is the e.u. weighing in with a big financial package, offering $15 billion worth of aid. that comes after yesterday's announcement of a billion dollars of -- of loan guarantees from the u.s. the priority, aside from calming down the security situation in crimea, is, of course, to try and stabilize the ukrainian economy which is in a terrible way with the russians turning the screws still more. the finance ministry here have been frank. they say we've got no money left. the coffers are empty, it's been stolen. also in the east, we've seen more violence, clashes between pro-russian protesters and supporters of the ukrainian government. we've had the -- the government offices there occupied first by the pro-russians, pushed out, and then the pro-ukrainians. and now again today, the pro-russians taking control of that building and putting their flag up. so a pre
this not drilled to test the combat readiness of the troops defense minister sergei show again said the exercises would not lead to what's happening in ukraine. biden said military commanders are taking measures to ensure the security of the black sea fleet and the freedoms based and sent us to hold a pro russian city in southern ukraine. us secretary of state john kerry warned pretend to respect ukraine sovereignty he said the us and russia did not need to get into what he called and told the court in cold war confrontation. residents of the eastern and southern ukraine maintain strong ties with lash out. this in the last one to move closer to your out. nato defence ministers asking them to keep the country in one piece this is from twenty eight member countries met at the headquarters in brussels they issued a statement commending the ukrainian armed forces for not intervening in the crisis facing nato allies will continue to support ukrainian sovereignty independence and territorial integrity. they see there is a key factors in the stability of central and eastern europe. i would say this demo
in this country, barry goldwater from my state said this, that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and -- [applause] and he said that moderation and defense -- excuse me, pursuit of justice to no virtue. i want to stand here before you all today, and i want to acknowledge something. if balancing the budget, again is extreme, i'm guilty as charged. i'm extreme. if sending obamacare to another world is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] it's finding justice for brian terry, a brave patriot killed on the border during fast and furious is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] if fighting justice from ambassador stevens who was murdered in benghazi is extreme, then i'm extreme. [applause] [applause] i'll tell you something, the old phrase "when the going gets tough, the tough get going," i'll stand shoulder to shoulder with you patriots any day of the week and fight side by side with you until we get the country back and our freedom back. thank you. [applause] eighteen years ago when i was in congress, i was the father of four children, and now i'm a grandfather of six children, and
in the area. we show soldiers taking defensive positions in front of the parliament building. when asked why are you doing that, we were told, "we are trying to protect the region", we don't want the chaos in kiev. when we ask the men in black who they are, we are the self-defence unit like the ones in maydan. they are saying that they are safe guarding the constitution of this region. they are saying that they would like to see viktor yanukovych return to the country. they say it's not necessarily about him, it's about having a process continue. they say that they would like to see the presidential elizabeths this year, but not in may. in december as it was previously agreed pop, and actually very interestingly one of the - those men told me "we don't want to see viktor yanukovych run, because we blame on him the chaos the country has been in at the moment. they see his returns and him passing the presidential post to someone else would save this country from chaos. >> what are we to make of the reports that the pro-russian leader of crimea has not only taken control of the military and pol
, to prove that oscar pistorius fired his gun with the intent to kill reeva. oscar's defense says it was a tragic mistake driven by his fear of crime and vulnerability. at a bail hearing last year, oscar gave his most detailed account of what happened. it filled me with horror and fear of intruder or intruders of being inside the toilet. i fired shots at the toilet door and shouted to reeva to phone the police. outside the courthouse, media has been preparing for days. more than 2,000 journalists have applied for accreditation to cover this trial to give you a sense of how intense it will be followed. inside the courthouse here behind me, officials say they'll limit the access into the courtroom. about 100 or so passes have been given, including representatives from both families. in south african law, it will come down to one judge, not a jury, who in the end will decide whether oscar pistorius, once a hero to millions around the world, is, in fact, a criminal. ayman mohyeldin, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> up next here, we go live to the red carpet to check in with al ro
all because the department of defense refused to classify the assault as anything but workplace violence. now those soldiers being hit with more bad news. their live expenses are set to skyrocket. sergeant lunsford was shot seven times in that attack, not able to get the benefits he deserves and now this. how does this resonate with you? i'm talking about the proposed budget cuts and what it means to people like you? >> with the budget cuts that are coming down for our current service members, it is very detrimental to them. it's basically showing them they're not worth that much. in terms of war, this is like being a body being expendable, g.i. issue. it is sad because when we join the military they say we're family strong first as far as army component. with everyone else, it kind of makes you wonder is this a choice we really should make and that's a large because we do need to defend our standard of living in our country. >> quickly, 9/11 we had a different enemy than we had on september 10. the only thing we know is we're not ready to fight any battle let alone the one that
's defense ministry meeting. he said he is concerned about developments in crimea. he is urging russia not to take any action, to escalate tension or create misunderstanding. we can join now as he addresses the press. >> the timing of this exercise and the yon going events in ukraine as regards the wording in our decoration on full respect for sovereignty, independence, integrity, this is actually not new language from our sides. this is language you will find in the founding documents that established the nato/ukraine commission. so we just used this opportunity to repeat what we said many years ago in our founding documents. >> japanese media. >> yesterday you mentioned ukraine. you said most important security issues in europe. understanding that, i would like to have a very simple question. how much is the nato concerned about the possible russian intervention in that area? >> we have no information indicating that russia hosni plans to interview militarily. in my statement today, i have been very balanced and urged all parties on all sides to not take steps that can escalate the s
commonly describe as a civil defense force. a rag tag bunch of russian sympathizers. why are we hear? around the corner in this bay there is a russian. you will see on the pictures just loitering at the entrance to the bay. is that significant? well, not in itself of course because the black sea is here in sevas sevastapol. in the context of everything that's going on, david, this maneuvering backwards and forward in the bay is of interest. and certainly people who live locally, they have been going up to take a look to see what's going on. it say tense atmosphere but calm at the moment. a certain amount of amusement. >> it seems like we are just having a spot of trouble with your line, christian. we may be able to come back to you in a moment. in the meantime, let's get the latest from moscow and kiev. let's start in moscow as bridge el kendall is there. bridgett, i wonder first of all, what sort of response there is to the ukrainian interior minister saying this is an invasion and it is the russians carrying it out. >> well, there's been no direct response to that. they haven't com
and back insignia showing their allegiance to russia. they say they are self-defense unit and are doing the same as what was happening in maydan. they say they are here to protect the constitution, the legitimacy of the parliament he and to make sure there's no chaos in the country. they say having russians helping them out is not something bad, and the prime minister, the regional prime minister has asked russia to help brink stability to the area. some see it as a good thing. we heard reports that the prime minister here said that he is now in control of the military, the navy and the police. this is something that he had hinted at when he tabbing office two days ago. he said they should be subordinate to the parliament. today he took the step further. we here reports that the chief of police resigned last night. it seems there's a take over of the region by the new authorities in power, and it seems backed up by the russians. >> thank you hoda. the u.s. president barack obama says he's deeply concerned about russian build-up in the crimia. now to an emergency session, they called for
of the family of nations and also begin looking at redeploying the missile defense system. >> speaking of deployment, what's going on are -- going on with the russian troops, tphrad me putin ordered military exercises near the ukraine. sounds like he's pulling them back. exercises were scheduled to end any way today. the question is are they amassing to go someplace else? >> we'll keep you updated on secretary kerry's arrival as well. in the meantime, heather, you've got headlines? >> today is day two of the oscar pistorius trial and it's been dramatic. an interruption in the courtroom happening a short while ago -fplgt a prosecutor stopping pistorius's lawyer during cross-examination to announce the witness, his image was being broadcast on live television. this despite a court order that guaranteed privacy for the witnesses who requested it. that witness who was on the understand was pistorius' next door neighbor, the same one who testified yesterday that she heard bloodcurdling screams and gunshots the day of the killing. pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend last day at his vale
gun indictments from previous incidents. pistorius' defense team said that last year's shooting was an accident. >> the fatal gunshot wounds to reeva, this occurrence was indeed an accident and i mistakenly believed that an intrude are or intruders had entered my home and posed an imminent threat to reeva and me. >> nick, what's the latest? >> reporter: kyra, if you wanted to get a sense of how this is all going to play out over the next few weeks, this afternoon would have told you everything. pistorius' defense lawyer, barry rue ripping into the witness there, michelle burger, questioning her time and again, how many shots, how did you hear them? what did you hear the screaming? what did your husband hear? your husband heard something different? he accused her of, you are adapting, you are speculating, you are closing the gap, all but telling her she is getting wrong, trying to inject an element of doubt in her testimony. she started off as a nervous witness. she started off speaking her native african. she finished the afternoon speaking in english standing up to that severe
. we get called extremist. conservative politics, harry goldwater, said that extremism in defense of liberty is no bias. moderation in defense, and the pursuit of justice is no virtue. i want technology something. cknowledge something. balancing the budget is extreme, then i am extremely. to anotherobamacare world is extreme, then i am extremely. [applause] is extreme,justice then i am extreme. if finding justice for ambassador stephen, who was murdered in benghazi is extreme, then i am extreme. [applause] and i will tell you something. the old phrase, when the going get tough, the tough get going. i will stand shoulder to shoulder with you people any day of the week. i will fight side-by-side with you until we take our country back, and get our freedom back. thank you. 18 years ago, when i first came to congress, i was the young father of four children. of sixm a grandfather grandchildren. i look into a little eyes and faces, and it makes me want to weep. what kind of a country and legacy are we going to lead them? i spoke to a group of high school students last week and i said,
that and defense of religion miss them. i need is to animal services. i didn't need a supply and as we went to stand on the company is an ideal society. it's my fault he's thinking who hire it and that of offices. well drink also may no be big business in the corporate world. he can still experience the joy of coming here to shop to order your project. umm whatever else the next generation of thing folks might come up with in future. does that put darkness for san juan. we love them. i have to. british police have detained the guantanamo inmates. three others on suspected terrorism offences related to syria. mo is on page forty five since at least three years he went on a more upright before being released without charge in two thousand and five was detained at this time in central england on suspicion of attending training camp at facilitating terrorism and the city's police was seen searching his house and leaving evidence including vehicles and electronic equipment. the forensic examination. off to his release he founded human rights organization page business which will result in a huf
for unmanned aerial vehicles soon to become the world's largest exporter. on the defense find the random system could escape uncertainties in the last possible. lining the pockets of these baby manatee in castro complex nobody wants to talk about because everybody is empty and this is the area. some of the month. the protest was over there appeared with a sunroof. the idea if these are two of the students. he has a fine sheen in close contact in gaza in the waistband have also given a space age. weapons like the canyon and tumble i sold my films. and now something that even honey which is copping a gun that shoots around corners. and as controversial as his tools we spent that weekend is a state of the art security system is being copied in on america's borders with canada and mexico. i think and that is the most excitement the country because they are developing something this thing immediately in the field. so their engineering. the pharma industry goes directly to the army. and can say is the door they develop its good enough. the studios of which many stuffed him into your tummy is adamant
or show up on dates back to mid may comes around it was the first nations summit to germany's new defense minister was enough on the line. she called on russia to cooperate in managing ukraine's crisis this was known as the sunni interests not just in germany but also nato and russia the ukraine find its way back to stability and we can only come up with a solution by working together. the turmoil in ukraine is a headache than a tent. several member states shall border with the country they don't want its divisions to deepen. with the speed of the ukrainian on olson's of behaving professionally during its domestic crisis and will sadly be encouraging them to continue to do so representatives of the ukrainian government and religion will join mensa for talks in brussels on thursday in other news to islamist extremists have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of british soldier and the brigade in london last year. rigby was run over and stabbed to death by a man in full view of shot craps. the attack provoked both anger and revulsion of cross for his family has welcomed the head
the russian flag. they called themselves as self defense force for the russian speaking population. on friday unidentified paramilitary units occupied two airports in crimea. there were also russian troop movements on the peninsula the ukraine's parliament called for a un security council meeting and warned russia to respect its borders the red eye that says we are appealing to the russian federation to stop moves that show signs of undermining the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. and to seize any kind of support for separatist movement in ukraine. in order. on friday ousted president victory on a cold which resurfaced in russia after a week on the run. she said he's been forced to leave ukraine because his life was under threat. the red carpet treatment awaited german chancellor of the miracle when she visited london on thursday. she was given the rare honor of addressing both houses of parliament david cameron was hoping for support in his efforts to reform the eu to satisfy the euro skeptics in his party. but the german councilor did not oblige. i'm expecting nice
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